Mother Angry After Toddler Cuts Leg In Play Park

| by Jordan Smith
Amy Smith with Demi-MaiAmy Smith with Demi-Mai

A mother from Torquay, England, has spoken of her anger after her 2-year-old daughter cut her leg on broken glass while playing on a slide in a play park.

The glass was believed to have come from a smashed bottle and caused Amy Smith’s daughter, Demi-Mai, to require treatment at the hospital, according to media reports.

“I’m really angry that someone would do that in a children’s play park,” Said Amy, the Sun reported.

“I was so proud of Demi as she had just learned to climb up the rope that leads up to the slide,” she added.

“I helped her up a bit and then she went down the slide,” Amy said.

“As she reached the bottom she hit the glass which cut her leg,” she added.

Demi-Mai’s leg was bloodied and she was taken to a nearby hospital. She did not require stitches and was later sent home.

Amy said the wound remains painful and Demi-Mai is having difficulty walking.

“I hope by [bringing] what happened to people's attention then it might help other parents avoid their children getting hurt,” Amy added, according to the Mirror.

The local council has since cleared the glass from the area.

Accidents of this type are far from uncommon. In May 2015, 5-year-old Joshua Babb was injured in a similar incident in Audley, England.

Babb’s family joined with local politicians to urge that those responsible for leaving the glass be found and prosecuted, the Stoke Sentinel reported.

Sources: The Sun, Mirror, Stoke Sentinel / Photo credit: Andy Styles/Torquay Herald Express

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